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Immerse yourself in the forest. Tune into your senses. Reconnect with nature. Time spent under the canopy of trees gives us a boost that is both physical and mental.

Use the menu above to find out more about Forest Bathing+ and where you can join us.

About

Forest bathing is the deeply relaxing experience of immersing yourself in the woods, taking in the forest through your senses.

The practice originated in Japan, where studies have shown a large range of potential benefits including reducing stress, boosting the immune system, and decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression. Click here for more on the science behind forest bathing.

Wilder Lives sessions are led by Liz Burfield, who loves forest bathing for its combination of mindfulness and time in nature. Click here for more information about Liz and her approach to forest bathing.

You can also find out more about what actually happens in a session, or check out some of the comments from previous participants.

Events

In 2022 we will be running regular events at RSPB The Lodge (Sandy – roughly every month) and Salcey Forest (bi-monthly).

Salcey lies between Milton Keynes and Northampton – it was once part of a medieval royal hunting forest and is still home to ancient oaks. Click here for dates and tickets.

And we’ll also be back at RSPB The Lodge (near Sandy, just off the A1 in Bedfordshire), a firm favourite with lovely winding trails among oak and birch. Click here for dates and tickets October to April, and here for May to September.

Join us to explore and experience these special places in a totally new way!

News

Enjoy all of autumn

Spending time in nature can become even more important as the evenings start to draw in. But if the changing weather and shorter daylight hours mean you’re finding it a bit harder to leave the house, here are our top¬†tips for getting out there and enjoying autumn forest bathing: Keep it toasty¬†– if you are …

Contact

For booking, please use the links provided in the relevant event posts.

For more information or any questions, please contact Liz Burfield

liz@wilderlives.co.uk

07779724818